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Supporting Learning, Interaction, and Interests through Reading

The ability to read can foster greater independence, support mental health, and lead to positive outcomes in adulthood because reading is connected to employment opportunities, which in turn is connected to income and housing. Reading improves self-confidence, increases vocabulary for both internal thought and communication, allows for greater participation in society and the workplace, expands interests, and supports understanding in…

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Literacy – A Skill for Life for Individuals with ASD

Literacy is an important life skill for many reasons. Literacy opens up a whole world of possibilities and greater independence. Reading improves self-confidence, increases vocabulary for both internal thought and communication, allows for greater participation in society and the workplace, expands interests, and supports understanding in how to navigate in an environment. Print matter is everywhere in our environment –…

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What in the World is Going On in Autism – June 2014 Edition

In this months blog: researchers have found a way to predict autism at a younger age which could help with earlier intervention. May marks the annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR. A nerve called the C-tactile (CT), which is found only under hairy skin and carries information about our social interactions. There is new clinical research about the connection between the two neurological conditions of autism and epilepsy. A new study published in the journal Exceptional Children found that children with a low IQ are capable of learning to read. Coulter Video has just released a new DVD on puberty and sexuality for boys on the autism spectrum.

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Reading with Dogs

I recently enrolled my 10 year daughter, Julia, in a program called Story Pals at our local public library. The premise of the program was for struggling readers to practice reading aloud to a dog. Dogs are not judgmental nor do they correct a person when they read aloud so it seemed like the perfect situation to lessen Julia’s anxiety around reading. My biggest concern, though, was Julia’s intense fear of dogs. Would she even come into a room with dogs?

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